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politics average of all polls show mitt romney taking a .7% lead on president obama. the race was this tight a month ago. right after the republican national convention and right before the democratic national convention. we have been here before. the race has followed this pattern for awhile. when mitt romney makes gain, the polls tend to show the candidates tied. but if you listen to right-wingers like ann colter, this race is already over. >> i think it is over. the reason i think it's over, of course, i thought it was over last week and the week before. romney is going to win. the reason he's going to win is this was the most-watched debate since 1980 when ronald reagan ran against carter and there was only one debate that year. >> fox news is pulling out all the stops. check out the electoral p prediction map fox trotted out today. look at the red states. they gave mitt romney solid democratic states like new mexico and pennsylvania. really? polls should be a snapshot of the current state of the race and there's no doubt mitt romney is benefitting from his debate performa
it was romney whose prayers were answered in the presidential debate this week. the polls have shifted since, with romney gaining ground and leading in some polls he was trailing a week ago. both were out this evening. gary nurenberg is here with both. >> reporter: they were both in the key swing state of ohio this evening and the numbers are different than a week ago, different than before the debate. the election is four weeks from today. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: mitt romney was upbeat in the tuesday evening rally in ohio and with good reason shall. since last week's debate and his widely perceived win, new polls have moved his way. he's 49 and obama 47 in the polls. in ohio, 48/47, romney. a new cnn poll has obama ahead. all those polls within the margin of error is close. romney's family reportedly won a fight with campaign handlers leading to a candidate telling more personal stories this week. tuesday night he spoke of inadvertently crashing a party and meeting a former navy seal. >> i just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former navy seals kil
poll shows that mitt romney is now leading 4 points. that's a very big turnout. because another poll showed president obama up by 8 points just last month. there is a margin of error by 3 points. here's mitt romney in newport news, virginia sounding very upbeat about his chances for a win in four weeks. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're gonna win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this! this is unbelievable! thank you so much! >> reporter: the obama campaign is out with a sarcastic new ad taking aim at romney's push to end subsidies for public broadcasting. >> mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it is sesame street. >> reporter: and both candidates converge on the battleground state of ohio today. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns. >> for the first time in history the united states has a -- does not have a protestant policy. the percentage of protestant adults has fallen to at least 48%. at the same time, the number of americans have no religious affiliation has increased from 15% to 20%. experts say this
. >> reporter: good morning, frank. with polls show mitt romney with momentum republicans are certainly hoping that congressman paul ryan will keep it going while democrats are counting on vice president joe biden to reverse the flow and to stop the loss of support among voters. >>> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived in kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number 2 man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> this is my first time. what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan will face an opponent who occasionally causes controversy with freewheeling statements but republicans also know vice president biden is a seasoned debater. >> nothing like standing up before 70 million people. >> reporter: usually vice- presidential debates don't greatly impact elections but after president obama's lackluster performance at his first debate with mitt romney, many believe democrats are desperate for vice
's pattern of leading from behind. >> polls show mitt romney trailing by one point or also known as what obama failed to make during last week's debate. >>> north korea saying the u.s. is within striking distance of its missiles. >>> felix baumgartner hopes to become the first man to break the sound barrier in a freefall. >> at the end of the day if something goes wrong i have to pay for it. >>> feeling no pain. >>> crashing his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> no, this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag in a london park. >>> all that -- >> and the series is tied at a game a piece. game over. cardinals even the series. >> last movie you cried at? >> with arnold. very talented. >> sexiest woman alive. >> here's hoping for next year. >>> 23 million people unemployed. when they saw the 7.8, every economist was shocked, everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] recipe. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." new polls are showing a bigger bounce for governor mitt romney after
. >> reporter: he used the event to rev up the supporters after new polls show the race tightening with romney after his strong show in the debate. >> romney. we were talking about this -- he was confident but he was speaking -- confidently. protesters waves signs. >> we aren't funneling drugs to the black marketw. are keeping patients such as myself from having to resort to the black market. >> reporter: early net evening police blocked streets near the hotel where he attended a expensive event. 25 supporters paid $40,000 each for a seat at the round table. on the tarmac. >> i think it's just a wonderful opportunity. >> reporter: there was plenty of excitement. >> i think he needs four more years to finish what he started. >> reporter: the days events expected to bring in about four million dollars to his campaign and that is important cash as both of the candidates rachet up their television adds. reporting live in san francisco. heather hoppings. >> more details on the president's night in san francisco. before the conner speech he attended a fundraising dinner for 100 donors. bay area
. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedroom principles: america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing romney's remarks as sabre rattling aimed at covering up his own foreign blunners. >>> as campaign 2012 heats up, is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates answering our questions, today's topic the role of government, big versus small. >>> two men are dead this morning after a gunman opened fire on their car driving through oakland. police received report
romney saw a bounce up to 47%. but unemployment numbers could still give the president a boost in polls. mitt romney is using foreign policy to sharpen his attack on president obama. coming up what he would do differently to restore peace to the middle east. >>> mi pueblo is being hit with a boycott today. groups are falling on mi pueblo to rescind its decision to participate in a program that checks the immigration status of workers. they joined the program after federal immigration officials launched an audit in august of the immigration status of workers. >>> business owners are dealing with a fall out of a protest. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how one leader is saying the mayor needs to do more. >> reporter: before we get oo that, police -- to that, police tell me they knew of the protest but only expected 30-40 people who had peaceful protests in the past, that is why no additional officers were working. 2-300 occupies joined in and started causing havoc. >> 200 anti-war protesters took to the street, they broke countless windows. >> like every month. horrible. >> reporter: cl
shows 49% of likely voters favor mitt romney and 47% support president obama and two other polls from the key state of ohio shows the candidates are effectively tied. one of them shows romney ahead by one point and the other the president leads by 4. both men campaigned in ohio tuesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in akron. good morning, jan. >> reporter: well, good morning. good morning to those of you in the west. the president left california yesterday. he and romney are both here in "high owe. we were at a rally in northeast ohio with 10,000 cheering people. they took the president's election chant and turned it back on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years. today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them, four more weeks, four more weeks. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. an example of a small thing,
today, the latest polls find mitt romney drawing even with president obama in florida and virginia but in ohio the president still holds a 6 point lead over mitt romney. mitt romney's strong debate performance gave him momentum. >> don't make over reaction or under reaction based on any one poll. >> president obama and governor romney will face-off in two more debates. how will you vote? take the ktvu election quiz and find out who is best for you. "like" ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and you will find the quiz there. >>> a vehicle found burned near this field. turns out it belongs to a missing mother, how this development is helping the investigation. >> a cloudy and cool >>> an update on breaking news. we have confirmed a neighborhood has been evacuated around the 3700 block of georgia street. that is not far from penny cook elementary school. we are told that explosives had been found in a house on that block and that one person has been taken into custody. we have a news crew heading over to get new details on the story. >>> the search intensified for a missing mother. ktvu's
obama. 50--47 percent are supporting romney. the poll was conducted after last week's presidential the date. there's a wide gender gap. romney leaves among men and present obama leads among female voters. we will be showing the update-- among female voters. we will be showing the update-- debate [ female announcer ] this is the story of eves. [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up. [ eves ] the pain was bad, but the thought of not being a hang glider pilot was worse. [ female announcer ] that's when eves turned to sutter health's palo alto medical foundation. [ eves ] the doctors that i dealt with, they got it, that this old guy wanted to return as a hang glider pilot. they got me flying again. [ female announcer ] palo alto medical foundation, and sutter health -- our story is you. >>. our 836 pa.m. and there is a backup. it took nearly an hour to get everything cleared up and that started to back up the traffic. then we had accidents and the backup
popularity and votes following the debate wednesday. a poll of registered voters shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign his favorability rate something 47% compared to 51%. president obama's rating 55% see him as favorable compared to 44% unfavorable. new pew poll shows mitt romney leading president obama among likely voters romney with 49% compared to 45% for the president, romney's biggest gains are from women voters. the race is adding more pressure to the vice presidential debate. watch it live here on abc7, thursday starting at 6 p.m.. former president clinton will be in the region today he's scheduled to appear at a campaign event at uc davis where he will endorse four northern california candidates for congress including incumbent mcinnerney. >>> santa cruz police looking for attempted kidnapping suspect they released a sketch of the man they hope you can help identify him. he drove up next to an 11-year-old boy on walnut street 4:00 yesterday and asked if he wanted a ride. the man repeatedly ordered the boy into the vehicle, but the boy refused ran to
presidential debate is tonight and a cbs news poll shows more swing state voters are moving toorlds mitt romney. >>> we'll ask strategist david axelrod how to stop the move. >>> a scathing report shows lance armstrong took part in the biggest doping incident in history. >>> we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i know how you'll come and attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> the vice presidential candidates set to take center stage. >> joe biden and paul ryan go head to head in their first and only debate. >> biden under pressure to reverse governor romney's momentum. >> if you have a bad game, move on. you look forward to the next one. the difference between this and sports is that the stakes are so high. >> there was a garage collapse here at the miami dade west area. >> rescuers pulled one person out 13 hours after. >> i heard a pop, pop, pop, pop, dominos straight down. >> republican lawmakers pounced on the obama administration over last month's embassy attack in libya. >> we had the correct number of people in ben za gi
running neck and neck. a lot of polls showing romney coming up. >> that is right. such a close race how did thecan in the vice-presidential debate come across last thursday. did it have any influence. that was the coffee talk all this week so we put the question to san francisco mayor willy brown and the chairman of the republican party. here it is. >> people are dependant because they don't like bi- partisanship. joe biden was way to partisan, laughing, smearing. that doesn't help. the debate has been about his attitude and all the gasps he made like i didn't vote for it or the lies he told. >> i think joe biden had to demonstrate clearly that he was superior on the knowledge side with reference to international relations. he did so. as a matter of fact mr. reince got smaller and -- ryan got smaller and smaller at the person conducting the interview or being the moderator asked questions. it was clear that joe biden was far superior to paul ryan. >> i may take away in talking to people subsequent to it, it reinforced what you felt going in. if you were inclined to go democratic you
at 46%. just last month romney was trailing the president by nine points. the poll also shows among likely voters, romney holds a four-point edge over mr. obama, 49 to 45. we do have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit online at, including insider details on the president's private event. >>> meantime mitt romney will be in ohio today trying to win over the undecided voters n a speech on foreign policy yesterday, romney argued the president's policies have made the world more dangerous. romney talking about arming syria's rebels and sanctioning iran. democrats were not impressed. >> i'm a professor. if one of my students turned it in, they'd get a c because he gave absolutely no specifics. >> when president obama leaves the bay area, he will head to ohio as well to also reach out to undecided voters. >>> in other news now, it is decision day for san francisco's suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. san francisco's board of supervisors will vote on his fate today. the embattled sheriff pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to an argument with his w
romney. the latest poll debate shows the race is tied. mitt romney picking up a couple points from his debate performance last week. now we are expected to learn more today about the republican challenger foreign policy plans. romney will tell voters at a rally in virginia how he would change course if elected. if expected he would go after the president of handling in attacks. the obama campaign is already fighting back. a spokesperson says we're not going to be lectured by someone who has been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. now more on what romney is expected to say at his virginia rally in another hour and why we are talking about foreign policy just a month from the election when of course the economy is the biggest ticket item. reporting in washington jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it's been called the worst wild fire season on record and the forest service ran out of money to fight the flames. at the end of august funding ran out to pay for the firefighters, fire trucks, and aircraft that fight the flames so the department of agricultural which runs the fore
't say any more that debates don't matter. the new cnn poll, poll of polls, mitt romney has a slight lead with likely voters, 48% to 47%. his performance certainly showed that you can't say it doesn't matter anymore. there is no bigger swing state than ohio, where you are. >> reporter: the history tells you no republican has ever been elected president without winning the state of ohio. can you do the math and have romney win without this state? yes. is it likely? no. before the debate some polls had him down as many as nine points in ohio. new cnn poll row leased last night has him down four, 51-47. another group, american research group show ed romney up a point in ohio. no question. just like in the national polls, a bit of a boost. romney is up in the suburbs, up among independents. there's signs of strength here from romney, we can tell you there are a few soft spots he needs to work on. >> john king in ohio, covering the debates as well. thank you very much. watch live coverage of the debate tomorrow night, 7:00 eastern. watch it on cnn or on >>> happening this morning, the
he was trailing by nine points. the poll shows among likely voters, romney holds the four-point edge over obama. 49-45. and this video just in. the president arriving back at the hotel in san francisco. he'll spend the night there and head to columbus, ohio, in the morning before heading back home to washington, d.c. we have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit on our website. including insider details on the president's private events. >>> gas prices hit another record high in california today. but relief could be in sight. analysts say wholesale prices plunged today, which means you should see lower prices at the pump later this week. on sunday, governor brown ordered an early changeover to the winter blend gas. analysts say that in addition to that drop in wholesale price means the spike that we've seen in the last few days will be eliminated by next week. >> was it a random crime or something more sinister? a retired kibd garden teacher found stabbed to death inside her own home. a quiet home she and her family have lived in for more than 30 years. c
it in the polls. the polls have really tighten add lot. the last debate, the first debate with romney and obama really upended the opportunities for us in ohio. so you're seeing that. they're on the offense and it's interesti interesting. you u saw the obama campaign announce that clinton and springsteen are going to be campaigning for them in ohio. to me that seems they have to pull out the big guns now to not seat any ground. >> i mean governor romney, this is his fourth day in a row in ohio. i think both campaigns have been pretty clear how important the buckeye state is. i'll ask is there a path to 270 for you guys without ohio? >> look. i don't think they've written ohio out or excuse me off. it's still their path to 270. that's why they're there. because there's excitement on the ground there. you're seeing vol -- >> can you win the presidency without ohio? >> yes. i believe so. i've not done the private polling. look what they're doing. they wouldn't be there if this wasn't a winnable state for them. one of the things you should look at, take a look at maine. there's a chance you're seei
before the break, so we have the colorado poll saying romney will win. ras mmussen up two for romney. >> do not bring up rasmussen. >> and chuck todd yesterday on meet the press talking about the enthusiasm gap. >> reuters has obama up. >> so how do you read it this morning? >> romney has some momentum from the debate. i think the debate is a more powerful political force in the race than the unemployment numbers that came out. we were all talking about those on friday. but you had more than north of 60 million people watching these two guys on wednesday night and you see some momentum, democrats say the gap has narrowed in some states where obama had a lead. he's getting closer in most of the swing states. up two in rasmussen, down three in gallup. and the question is does this week continue that momentum. the vice president debate in the past has been critical for either accelerating or breaking the momentum one way or the other for the party in power. and we saw dick cheney came through twice for president bush, once in 2000 against joe lieberman when they were continuing the prog
. it's good news for mitt romney. he did get a debate bounce. brand-new polls show the two candidates in a dead-heat at 47%. romney, reracing the gap. paul steinhauser joins us from washington. these are new. break them down for us? >> let's go back to the screen you were showing. when are we going to see polls? here we go. go back to the screen you had up there. you see what gallup did. those are the numbers on the three days prior to the presidential debate. on the right, the numbers on the three days after the debate. this is the first real nonpartisan live operator national poll we've seen since the debate on wednesday in denver. a five-point advantage for the president before the debate. and dead-heat after. gallup is a seven-day tracking poll. add it together and you saw the president with a 49%-46% advantage. that's within the sampling error. two other things, this is among registered voters, not of likely voters. most polling has moved to the likely voter model, which is narrower. go to the next screen. i want to show you. gallup, like a bunch of debate watchers. ours was the
a post-debate bounce in the polls. you heard from the romney campaign a few moments ago. up next obama supporter congressman tim ryan will join us. this wedding celebration that went horribly wrong. a fight in the lobby somewhere between 75 and 100 people in a brawl and end ended in tragedy. we'll explain what happened, that's in philadelphia, straight ahead. ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ female announcer ] live the regular life. online outfit piccolo headphones buy now broadway show megapixels place to sleep little roadster war and peace deep sea diving ninja app hipster glasses 5% cash back sign up to get 5% everywhere online through december. only from discover. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargen
of the race. it does look like mitt romney is getting a bounce out of the debate. a gallup poll taken over seven days your bre break it down, in three days since the debate the race is tied at 47%. the three days prior to the debate, a five--point lead for president obama. that gone over the last three days. gallup asked who won the debate. last wednesday among debate watchers, 97% of republicans said mitt romney won, 70% of independents said mitt romney won, and 49% of democrats gave it to romney. >>> meanwhile president obama's debate performance left a big opening for the folks at "saturday night live." >> number 20 -- >> excuse me, governor. mr. president? >> i'm sorry. yeah. yeah, what's up? >> mr. president. governor has just said that he killed osama bin laden. would you care to respond? >> um, no, you two go ahead. >> not bad. big bird made a surprise appearance on weekend update, he took the high road when addressing romney's pledge to eliminate money for public television. mr. bird said he didn't want to ruffle any feathers. >> thank you very much. so as we inch toward election d
early. democratic advisers are playing down a recent surge in the polls by mitt romney saying they always expected the race to be close. >>> romney was also campaigning in ohio getting support from new jersey governor chris christie. voters in the buckeye state will see a lot of romney over the next few days. the campaigns and outside groups have spent more than $141 million on tv ads in ohio through the beginning of october. >>> the killing of mexico's most feared criminal gang kingpin should be considered a coup in the war on drugs. but it has now turned into a bit of an embarrassment. mexican special forces say they killed cartel leader, heriberto lazcano. in a vicious gun battle. then it fizzled as armed gunmen stormed a funeral home and snatched lazcano's remains from under the noses of authorities. >> how did he disappear? >> a wild story. >> fascinating. nickname says it all, "the executioner." they actually had a $5 million bounty on his head. highest profile drug lord to be killed or captured, when mexican president calderon took office in 2006. they got one of the bi
will romney be when the results of those polls begin to come in. will he be in coin flip races in places like ohio, iowa and wisconsin? where will the president's number be? still sitting at 49 or 50 or have fallen down to 47, 48? national tracks are one thing. battleground states are another. tuesday, romney stumps virginia, then ohio with chris christie in cuyahoga falls. in three straight rallies in florida, he recounted his memories of a 14-year-old boy, david, that he befriended with leukemia. >> i sat down next to him and he said what happens next? and i spoke with him about what i believe happens next. clear eyes, full heart, can't lose. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> david's parents, members of romney's congregation, spoke at the convention. it's one of those things that you a lot of people have been saying romney needs to do. his sons have been doing it. ann's been doing it, but now, mitt romney himself starting to incorporate some of the personal stories in some of the things he did as head of his church in boston. >>> last night in bos
the curtain. >> reporter: a new pew research center poll shows that among likely voters, governor romney holds a four-point edge over president obama, 49 to 45%. governor romney is also even with the president among registered voters. they're both tied at 46%. to give you some perspective, just last month, governor romney was trail the president by nine points. such a turnaround after last week's debate. reporting live here at sfo, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, bob. and we do have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit online at, including insider details on the president's private events. >>> and some san francisco voters, possibly inspired by the president's visit, getting a jump on the election. they are casting their ballots this morning for that early voting. this one will run through november 6th. hours are monday through friday, set from 8:00 a.m. in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. >>> also in san francisco, it is decision day for san francisco's suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. the board of supervisors will vote on his fate today. the
it could stop the bleeding. >> reporter: new polls from three battleground states show romney now has a one-points edge in colorado. in wisconsin the race is tightening. the president's 6-point lead before his first debate with romney is now down to three points while in virginia, the president has a five-point lead. romney and the president debate for the second time next week in new york. >> and despite the poll numbers that are showing that mitt romney's gaining support this morning on "cbs this morning," advisor david axelrod insists there is no slide in support for president obama that in fact there is no momentum for mitt romney... we'll see what happens after tonight. randall pinkston, cbs 5. >> we will have to see whacks tonight but what strategies can we expect from both ryan and biden? >> reporter: well, of course, ryan will be focusing on the economic numbers. he knows the numbers and he will be talking about the failures in the obama administration, failures to create jobs, failures to fix the -- what's wrong with the economy while violent biden will be mounting a defense just a
of polls on republican mitt romney and we will like to show you this. joe biden has more unfavorable than favorables. paul ryan plus 16 and that may due to the fact. can do record still being introduced in the country. he will get a chance to get better acquainted with folks who don't know him better tonight. >> gretchen: thank you so much. we'll talk to you soon. >> brian: i believe that this would be the most consequential debate. because of how poorly the president did. every 10 people that you talk tompt 7 out of 10 said that the president got crushed. momentum is firmly in the romney camp and now 42 year old paul ryan against 69 year old joe biden and a guy who has been studying fervantly has to take on the whiz kid from congress. is he capable of stopping the bleeding. >> steve: the moderator will be martha ratz. she's the moderator and she is a long-time correspondant for abc news. she is the moderator of the vp debate. guess what was in attendance of her wedding in 1991 when she married a harvard lawyer. you know who went to er wedding? barack obama and mr. obama, her then husband
poll finds that since their first debate, mitt romney has pulled even with president obama. according to gallup's daily tracking survey, 47% of registered voter and 47% -- voters support the president and 47% back romney. and governor romney slammed president obama's foreign policies this morning during a speech at the virginia military institute. he says the president is leading from behind instead of using the country's power to shake history. romney also portrayed the administration as weak for changing its explanation for last month's deadly attacks on the us consulate in libya. >> this latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible resolving israel. no, the administration has finally conceded these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> the obama campaign is dismillsing romney's speech -- is -- is dismissioning romney's speech -- dismissing romney's speech,. >>> the president is arriving here in the bay area. he's in kern county right now to dedicate a memorial to the late leader cesar chavez. he's speaking there. you can barely see him. he's greeting some support
didn't lose any ground after mitt romney has been gaining in the polls. he too delivered. >> i will be very specific. >> reporter: vice president joe biden wasted no time challenging congressman paul ryan's take on foreign policy. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch malarkey. >> and why is that so? >> not a single thing he said is accurate. >> reporter: the vice president and ryan clashed over the economy, taxes and medicare with the democrat often on the attack. >> and they're holding hostage the middle class tax cut. it's about time they take some responsibility. >> reporter: but ryan fired back. he slammed the obama administration's economic record. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for a real recovery and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: after several heated exchanges ryan insinuated that president obama's performance last week was motivating the vice president's >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to paining up for lost ground. >> reporter: as for who won, it depends on how you a
race. a new poll showing mitt romney leading president obama and talk about that with senator john mccain in a couple of minutes. peter al a aal alexander is on campaign trail. >> reporter: this race is tightening with four weeks to go. on monday, mitt romney trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief attacked the president saying the middle east has become a more dangerous place since president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. we got to look back at the progress we have made and that should give us confidence. but we have to understand we have got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may have been singing in the rain. a downpour. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you very much. >> reporter: romney may have good reason for new confidence passing out mcdonald's
polls show the race is a dead heat after romney got a boost from his performance at the first match-up. the republican candidate will spend sunday practicing for round two. ines ferre for cbs news. >> and you can watch tuesday night's highly anticipated debate from cbs 5. coverage begins at 6:00. the second presidential debate will be conducted in a town hall format allowing people to ask questions about foreigner and domestic policy. >>> well closer to home, both republicans and democrats went door to door in berkeley talking to voters about an array of measures on the california ballot. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us why both are deciding to use a more personal approach. >> reporter: this election is very very important. >> reporter: that's one point we can all agree on. the rest of it from propositions to the president not so much. that's why the california democratic party set up a day of action today going door to door to educate voters on the issues. >> when you go out there oh they say this is important. i really think it's effective. >> reporter: it's a strategy the re
-- the first event, a small event at the inter continental -- intercontinental hotel. >>> and mitt romney is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy speech today. coming up at 8:15, the changes he says he would make in u.s. middle east policy and the results of the latest gallup poll in the presidential race. >>> gigantic goods are taking center -- gigantic gourds are taking center today at the pumpkin weigh-off. where we're hearing a world record could be set today. >> reporter: good morning. they are in the process of weighing the pumpkins rue now. this pumpkin clocked in at 695 pounds. they started with -- right now. this pumpkin clocked in at 695 pounds. they start with the smallest pumpkins right now. camly ron, you are tell -- cameron, you are telling us you need -- >> if we break the record, the winning grower gets $5,000. >> reporter: the word record- breaking pumpkin weighed in this massachusetts for 2,000 pounds. so if there is a pumpkin heavier than that here, they will walk away with $25,000? >> yes. we're gonna be showing all of these pumpkins off at the festival. great time, g
research had obama up four in ohio. but another poll, arg had romney up one. there's a new poll out today, came out today, survey usa has obama up one, 45% to 44% in ohio. >> i guess it depends on how many democrats you poll and how many republicans. >> that's true too. >> and that's why the debate is so important. because that deals with the energy and enthusiasm of your political base and that gets the turnout. if democrats are feeling muted and down beat after the debate, they might not be as fired out to go out and get their friends and rent a van and go to the polling place. the same thing with the republicans on the flip side. the enthusiasm and turnout on the base is going to matter in ohio. >> eamon, thank you. >> you bet. >> okay. are you a nationals fan? >> i'm -- i'm not. i'm not a baseball guy. so, but they're having a good year down here and redskins are doing all right too. >> yeah, that's true. a programming note, cnbc's coverage of the vice presidential debate starts tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. are you part of this? >> i am. carl and i are doing that. >> and lefrak
to the election coverage. romney has taken a slight lead over the president. according to polls, in the five- days after last week's debate 49% of likely voters say they support romney, 47% say they back obama. however, among all registered voters, the president still holds a three point lead over romney. >> the folks behind seasame street asking the obama campaign to stop running a new ad that features big bird. >> big bird, big bird. it's me. big bird. >> big, yellow. . >> reporter: the ad mocks his promise to end the payments to pbs painting big bird as the shady criminal mastermind between scandals. the workshop said it's a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that doesn't endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. at an event romney said that the obama campaign should be concerned about more important issues. >> these are tough times with real serious issues, you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> the ads are set to air nationally and the obama campaign said they will be reviewing the corn certains. >> comin
. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his base while mitt romney needs to convert 2008 obama voters. last night in kentucky, they got a lot of help from their running mates. rob, paula. back to you. >> thank you, karen. as karen alluded to -- polls are tight. dead heat in virginia. obama up one in florida. doing well in ohio up by six. in colorado, romney is ahead by a point now. virginia is still tight. obama is up by five there. wisconsin up by three. so it really is -- the country watches, but really about a cluster, maybe six, eight states will make or break this race. romney made up a lot of ground since last week's debate for sure. >> i don't know if this one will move the needle. both appealed to their base really. joe biden didn't make any fatal flaws. and neither did paul ryan in this one. but, you know let everybody spin it how they want. i looked at six different polls. three gave it to biden. three gave it to paul ryan. >> it's a draw essentially. >> pretty much is a draw. >> again, i know the media's inclination, folk's inclinatio
released, and in the poll, 18-29 year old age bracket is 45% 4 mitt romney. the first time a republican has broken the 40 ce% bracket for youth. governor romney has the experience to create jobs. the 18-29 year olds are either coming nearing graduation and wanting jobs or are suffering in the obama economy. i think you will see a turnaround -- turnout in the polls and will favor for mitt romney. host: we have been focusing on key sectors of the electorate. we will get back to your calls in just a moment. what shape your ideology? why are you a democrat and why you support president obama? do you support president obama? guest: mostly what influence the is my family and having empathy for others. i have always believed it is extremely important to be a voice for people that did not have a voice. president obama has shown that and making sure that is true for the world. we do not turn our backs on anyone. we want to make sure everyone is in this together and move forward together as a country. that is why when president obama ran as the candidates in 2008, he made sure it was not a red state,
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